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Earth and Planetary Sciences

Western Connecticut State University

24 months
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26476 USD/year
26476 USD/year
13252 USD/year
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About

The Earth and Planetary Sciences program at Western Connecticut State University is a dynamic field that incorporates elements of physics, chemistry, astronomy, and other physical sciences as well as mathematics and computer science.

Overview

Earth and Planetary Sciences students at the Western Connecticut State University form a select group of capable, patient, motivated people who study the origin, structure, and evolution of the Sun, Earth and other stars and planets, as well as the processes that formed and modified them. These studies are done with instrumentation (data gathering) during local work and field trips, and with computers (data analysis, including mathematical models).

Opportunities for students:

  • Observatory internships
  • Planetarium show development and production
  • Science exhibit development
  • Independent research projects
  • Research at the National Undergraduate Research Observatory (NURO) in Flagstaff, Arizona
  • Presentation and publication of research
  • Interaction with other science students and faculty at conferences
  • Astronomy Club

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Physical Oceanography 
  • Planetary Physics 
  • Physical Geology 
  • Independent Thesis Research in Earth & Planetary Sciences
  • Meteorology & Weather Systems 
  • Thermodynamics 
  • Scientific Methods 
  • Special Topics in Earth & Planetary Science 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
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Credits

54 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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Other requirements

General requirements

For admission to the M.A. program, a student must have received an earned bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a combined undergraduate GPA of at least 2.5 and:

  • A minimum of 45 semester hours in the sciences and mathematics, including 6 – 8 semester hours in three of the following disciplines: astronomy, biology, chemistry, computer sciences, earth sciences, geology, mathematics, meteorology, oceanography and physics. Deficiencies may be rectified by taking undergraduate courses while taking graduate course work, or;
  • students must receive written permission from the physics, astronomy and meteorological graduatecommittee.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26476 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13238 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    26476 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13238 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    13252 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6626 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Danbury

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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